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(705 ILCS 5/) Supreme Court Act.

705 ILCS 5/0.01

    (705 ILCS 5/0.01) (from Ch. 37, par. 8.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Supreme Court Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

705 ILCS 5/4

    (705 ILCS 5/4) (from Ch. 37, par. 9)
    Sec. 4. If there shall not be a quorum of the justices of the said supreme court present on the first day of any term, the court shall stand adjourned from day to day, until a quorum shall attend; and if, from any cause, the supreme court shall not sit on any day in a term after it shall have opened, there shall be no discontinuance, but, as soon as the cause is removed, the court shall proceed to business until the end of the term, or until the business depending before it shall be disposed of.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 327.)

705 ILCS 5/5

    (705 ILCS 5/5) (from Ch. 37, par. 10)
    Sec. 5. If the said supreme court shall not sit in any term, or shall not continue to sit the whole term, or before the end of the term shall not have heard and determined all matters and causes depending in said courts, all matters and causes depending and undetermined shall stand continued until the next succeeding term.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 327.)

705 ILCS 5/6

    (705 ILCS 5/6) (from Ch. 37, par. 11)
    Sec. 6. The several judges of the supreme court, before entering upon the duties of their office, shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
    I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of judge of the supreme court of the state of Illinois, according to the best of my ability.
    Which oath or affirmation may be administered by any person authorized to administer oaths--a certificate whereof shall be affixed thereto by the person administering the oath. And the oath or affirmation so certified shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 327.)

705 ILCS 5/7

    (705 ILCS 5/7) (from Ch. 37, par. 12)
    Sec. 7. The supreme court shall be vested with all power and authority necessary to carry into complete execution all its judgments and determinations in all matters within its jurisdiction, according to the rules and principles of the common law and of the laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 81-275.)

705 ILCS 5/7.5

    (705 ILCS 5/7.5)
    Sec. 7.5. Electronic filing pilot program. The Supreme Court may establish a pilot program for the filing of petitions for temporary orders of protection by electronic means and for the issuance of such orders by audio-visual means pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. The administrative director shall maintain an up-to-date and publicly-available listing of the sites, if any, at which a petition for an ex parte temporary order of protection may be filed, and at which electronic appearances in support of the petition may be made, in accordance with the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. In developing the pilot program, the administrative director shall strive for a program that is regionally diverse and takes into consideration, among other things, the availability of public transportation, population density, and the availability of facilities for conducting the program.
(Source: P.A. 99-718, eff. 1-1-17.)

705 ILCS 5/8

    (705 ILCS 5/8) (from Ch. 37, par. 13)
    Sec. 8. The Supreme Court may grant relief by mandamus, habeas corpus, certiorari, and all other relief, not prohibited by law, which may be necessary to enforce the due administration of justice in all matters within its jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 83-362.)

705 ILCS 5/11

    (705 ILCS 5/11) (from Ch. 37, par. 16)
    Sec. 11. Marshals.
    (a) The office of marshal for the Supreme Court is hereby created, such marshals to be selected by the Supreme Court, and the duties of such marshals shall be to attend upon its sittings and to perform such other duties, under the order and direction of the said court, as are usually performed by sheriffs of courts. The salary of such marshals shall be fixed by the judges of the Supreme Court, such salary to be payable from the State treasury, upon bills of particulars, signed by any one of the judges of the Supreme Court.
    (b) Marshals are peace officers and have all the powers possessed by police officers in cities and by sheriffs. Marshals may exercise these powers throughout the State. No marshal has peace officer status or may exercise police powers unless: (i) he or she successfully completes the basic police training course mandated and approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board; or (ii) the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board waives the training requirement by reason of the marshal's prior law enforcement experience or training or both.
(Source: P.A. 100-151, eff. 8-18-17.)

705 ILCS 5/13

    (705 ILCS 5/13) (from Ch. 37, par. 18)
    Sec. 13. The judgments and orders of the supreme court shall be final and conclusive upon all the parties properly before the court.
(Source: P.A. 79-1365.)

705 ILCS 5/14

    (705 ILCS 5/14) (from Ch. 37, par. 19)
    Sec. 14. The judges of the supreme court, or any 4 of them may enter orders and judgments in vacation in all cases which have been argued or submitted to the court during any term thereof, and which shall have been taken under advisement.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3445.)

705 ILCS 5/15

    (705 ILCS 5/15) (from Ch. 37, par. 20)
    Sec. 15. Whenever any judgment shall have been rendered in the supreme court which, upon further consideration, is found to have been erroneously entered up, the judges thereof are authorized, during vacation, to change the same without ordering a rehearing thereof, by entering a proper judgment in said cause; and in case a mandate shall have been issued in such cause, the judges may recall the same, and, by order of any of the judges, all proceedings taken by reason of such mandate shall be vacated and set aside: Provided, that all such judgments shall be corrected within six months from the adjournment of the term at which they may have been rendered.
(Source: P.A. 81-275.)

705 ILCS 5/17

    (705 ILCS 5/17) (from Ch. 37, par. 22)
    Sec. 17. The judges of the Supreme Court shall appoint a librarian for the Supreme Court Library, located at the Supreme Court Building, and prescribe his duties and fix his compensation to be paid as other expenses of the Supreme Court are paid. Such librarian, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall give bond payable to the People of the State of Illinois in the penal sum of $5,000 with security to be approved by 2 judges of said court conditioned for the due preservation of the books belonging to the library, in his charge, and for the faithful performance of his duties as such librarian.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

705 ILCS 5/19

    (705 ILCS 5/19) (from Ch. 37, par. 23.1)
    Sec. 19. The Supreme Court is authorized to employ one senior law clerk and 2 junior law clerks for each judge of the Supreme Court. Such law clerks shall be graduates of an accredited law school and shall receive such salary as the Supreme Court may determine.
(Source: P.A. 83-985.)